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The new Mahindra XUV 300 is set to launch in India soon. The sub-four-metre compact-SUV promises a lot in terms of performance, equipment and value for money; especially when compared to its competitors.
UPDATE: Mahindra Automotive has launched the XUV300 at a compelling starting price of Rs 7.90 lakh ex-showroom (India) — click here to know all the details (including variant-wise pricing).
Based on the SsangYong Tivoli, the XUV 300 is still in every way a Mahindra product — India-focussed and off-road-ready. It competes in one of the most competitive and growing spheres of the Indian automotive market.
We have already driven the compelling product from the legendary Indian brand and were really impressed — read our detailed review of the Mahindra XUV 300.
That said, here are some top things to know about the new XUV 300!
Power And Torque
The Mahindra XUV 300 is available in both petrol and diesel formats. The 1.2-litre turbocharged petrol engine makes 110bhp at 5000rpm and 200Nm of torque from 2000rpm. On the other hand, the 1.5-litre diesel unit cranks out 115bhp at 3750rpm, plus a strong torque output of 300Nm from as low as 1500rpm.
These figures are really impressive and are the best in its segment. Both engines come mated only to a six-speed manual transmission.
Top Speed And Acceleration
Mahindra has not revealed the exact performance figure of the new XUV 300. However, from the output, dimensions and weight of the compact-SUV, we have made some assumptions.
The Mahindra XUV 300 can hit a top speed north of 160km/h in both petrol and diesel formats; even though the way the two engines hit this number could be different. Regarding acceleration, the petrol-powered Mahindra XUV might be able to hit 100km/h from a standstill in around 11.5 seconds, while this figure could be slightly less in the more torquey diesel variant.
Again, these are just our theoretical assumptions. We'll share the exact figures once we get the right information in the coming days.
Mileage And Fuel Tank Capacity
The Mahindra XUV 300 has an ARAI-claimed mileage of 17km/l for the petrol variant and 20km/l for the diesel. Considering its output, these figures are quite impressive.
With a fuel tank capacity of 42 litres, the Mahindra XUV 300's driving range will be nothing short of 650 kilometres.
This is something which a good majority of Indian buyers are concerned about since most of Mahindra products are offered in either a seven-seater or 5+2 (optional seats at the back) format.
The new Mahindra XUV 300's seating capacity is strictly five passengers, with enough space for each individual.
At 257 litres, the boot space of the XUV 300 is rather decent. However, the rear bench can be split-folded in 60:40 ratio to bring the capacity to 625 litres, and subsequently up the practicality.
Overall Dimensions And Turning Radius
Even though the Mahindra XUV 300 is essentially a 'compact vehicle under four metres', it still offers enough room for its passengers and luggage. Here are its overall dimensions:
- Length: 3995mm
- Width: 1821mm
- Height: 1617mm
- Wheelbase: 2600mm
These figures effectively give the Mahindra XUV 300, a decent turning radius of 10.6m.
Ground Clearance And Tyre Size
At 180mm, the ground clearance of the Mahindra XUV 300 is just high enough to avoid the usual terrain undulations, without compromising too much on dynamics.
The XUV 300 sports a set of 17-inch diamond-cut alloy wheels shod 215/55-section tyres.
The new Mahindra XUV 300 is available in six colour choices: Red Rage, Sunburst Orange, Pearl White Napoli Black, DSat Silver and Aquamarine.
Thoughts On The New Mahindra XUV 300
The Mahindra XUV 300 is nothing short of a clear winner in its segment. It ticks a lot of boxes and has minimum shortcomings for the price you pay. In just a few months' time, we will get to know if the new XUV 300 is capable enough to dethrone the segment-leading Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza.